Halloween

An Alternative Halloween Ghost Story

Halloween 2011. I’ve agreed to go out-out and then it hits me that fancy dress will be compulsory. Throughout university fancy dress was almost every other week and I got tired of it so started to get silly with it. Beach party? I went as seaweed. Christmas party? In a …

The Rise and Fall of The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror

What Home Alone and Elf are to Christmas, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes are to Halloween. For cartoon nerds the world over, it’s a time-honoured tradition that’s spanned an impressive 27 years, and seen everyone’s favourite yellow family get into all sorts of spooky scrapes since its inception in …

In the Flesh: Not Your Average Zombie Show

Kieren Walker, from the tragically short lived BBC3 show In the Flesh, is quite possibly the TV character who made me feel the most seen. Keiren represented parts of me in a way that was almost uncomfortable to acknowledge  — this is where I have to interject and reassure you …

Ask a Mortician: Putting the Fun in Funeral

It might sound horribly morbid, but I am filled with curiosity about funerals and the ways that we choose to remember and memorialise our dead. I haven’t quite started carefully crafting a Pinterest board filled with coffins and shrouds and suitably mournful bouquets, but my funeral and the arrangements surrounding my death …